Raining Blood: rudhiravar ṣa

James Hegarty hegartyjm at GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 16 12:15:07 UTC 2010

Dear Colleagues,

Has anyone come across this term (rudhiravarṣa) outside of the war  
books of the Mahābhārata?

I am especially interested where it occurs as a portent of future  
violence etc. I am aware of its use in Buddhist accounts of the birth  
of Ajātaśatru, but that is about it!

I have the wörterbuch entry, but the information here is somewhat  
lacking in context, by its very nature.

Can anyone help me?

With All Best Wishes,

James Hegarty
Cardiff University

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